Oregon looks to get the brooms out with big win over Seattle

PK Park is becoming a House of Horrors for Seattle University.

Oregon is planning to get its broom out Saturday afternoon after defeating the Redhawks 9-2. It’s the third straight win for the Ducks over the opponent up north and Oregon will be going for a rare four-game sweep.

The Ducks improved to 18-7 overall while Seattle fell to 7-19.

Again, it was an even game 1-1 heading into the fifth inning, but Oregon exploded for four runs to take a 5-1 lead. Maddox Molony gave the Ducks the lead for good with a solo homer, his first of his career. Anson Aroz extended the lead with a double that scored Bennett Thompson and later Drew Smith knocked in two more to increase the advantage.

That was more than enough for starter Grayson Grinsell. He threw six innings, allowing just one run and three hits while striking out nine, but walked five. His lack of control got Grinsell in trouble in the fifth as the Redhawks managed to have runners on second and third with one out.

Fortunately, Grinsell was able to whiff both Sam Kane and Derek Gellos to end the threat.

After seven innings of play, the contest sat at 5-2 and it was still a game Seattle was still in. But the Ducks scored four more in the eighth to put it away. The big hit in the inning came from Thompson with a two-run triple to right-center.

The Ducks go for the sweep over the Redhawks as the game is scheduled for a 12:05 first pitch.

Story originally appeared on Ducks Wire